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About Roundhay

With an enviable location and excellent amenities, Roundhay is a popular suburb of Leeds and offers a number of different properties. From Victorian terraces to semi detached properties to modern, new build detached homes, it is a beautiful part of the city with good schools for growing families.

THINGS TO DO

With the 700 acre Roundhay Park, you have everything at your doorstep for active weekends. Whether you go for family picnics, tennis or the amazing Tropical World, you are in for a treat here. There is also the Roundhay Park Public Golf Course or you can head into the city, out to York or up the A1(M) to the Dales or the Moors.

EATING & DRINKING

Across the large area of Roundhay, you can find numerous bars and restaurants to enjoy an evening. From the Mediterranean Del Verde to The Deer Park gastropub to the South Asian flavours of Nawaab Kahn, there is plenty of choice. Pubs in the area include the White House, Stew & Oyster Bar and The Roundhay Fox.

SHOPPING

Roundhay Road and Street Lane are your main outlets for the many amenities in the area. These include banks, a post office, off licence, cafes, a betting shop, charity shops and independent stores. Neighbouring Oakwood is the home of two big supermarkets; the Co-Operative and a 24 hour Tesco and, along with Chapel Allerton, has other shops.

SCHOOLS

  • Gledhow Primary School
  • Kerr Mackie Primary School
  • St. John's Church of England Primary School
  • Talbot Primary School
  • Allerton Grange High School
  • Roundhay School

TRANSPORT LINKS

Just five miles from the city centre with buses every 10 minutes, Roundhay offers wonderful links with Leeds for drivers and commuters. Near the A6120, it is also easy to reach the M1 and M62 for anyone working further afield or travelling. Leeds Bradford International Airport is less than half an hour away.

HISTORY

First mentioned in around 1150, it was originally a hunting park for the De Lacy family at Pontefract Castle. In the late 13th century, there are records of coal and iron ore mining before the area was used for farming. It remained a hamlet until wealthy citizens made it their home in the early to mid-1800s. As the area became more developed, the population increase and by the start of the 20th century Roundhay was a growing township. Today, it is a large, sought after location with a professional community.

DID YOU KNOW?

Roundhay Park is the second largest city park in Europe - behind Englischer Garten in Munich. Germany.


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